According to Decision No. 115/QD-TTg, dated January 23, 2021, the scope of the general plan to preserve and restore the Oc Eo – Ba The special national relic site covers an entire area of 433.2 hectares, as identified in the Special National Monument Ranking Profile.
The objective of the planning is to protect the discovered relics and relics of the Oc Eo – Ba The special national relic site; research, survey, expand the scope of archaeology to complete, edit records, and supplement and clarify values related to relics, especially in relation to relics and archaeological sites related to Oc Eo culture and civilisation.
At the same time, the plan also aims to preserve, embellish, and promote the value of the Oc Eo – Ba The special national relic site to become an archaeological research area towards fully identifying and clarifying the values of the brilliant Oc Eo civilisation that once existed, thus contributing to the socio-economic development, culture and tourism of Thoai Son District and An Giang Province.
In addition, it also contributes to connecting the relic with important destinations of An Giang Province and the Mekong Delta region to form specific tourism products in terms of history – culture, tourism river ecology, rural tourism, and tourism thematic archaeology of Oc Eo culture.
Director Nguyen Huu Gieng emphasised that the planning for preserving and restoring Oc Eo – Ba The approved by the Prime Minister shows the close attention and direction of the Party and Government leaders to the conservation and promotion of the value of the Oc Eo – Ba The special national relic site, contributing to the socio-economic development, culture, and tourism of An Giang Province in particular and the whole country in general.
This provides the legal basis to remove obstacles and limitations compared with the previous planning; is an effective tool for planning management and urban development investment in the area of Oc Eo Town and Thoai Son District, An Giang Province.
It is expected that in November 2021, An Giang Province will hold a ceremony to announce Decision No. 115/QD-TTg approving the planning for preserving and restoring the Oc Eo – Ba The special national relic site.
Artifacts of the Oc Eo culture are displayed at the Gallery at the Management Board of the Oc Eo – Ba The special national relic site, Thoai Son District, An Giang Province. (Photo:VNA)
Oc Eo – Ba The relic site was recognised as a special national relic site in September 2012.